Cataract Surgery in Mission

Cataract Surgery in Mission

Offering Pre-Operative & Post-Operative Care

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Don’t Let Cataracts Cloud Your Vision

Over 50% of people aged 65 and older have a cataract in one or both eyes. As the cataract progresses, vision deteriorates, leading to a decreased quality of life. Fortunately, cataract surgery can easily treat this condition.

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What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are cloudy patches that develop on the lens of your eye. Cataracts can cause blurred or double vision, may increase light sensitivity and interfere with driving, especially at night. Without cataract surgery, millions of people around the world would be unable to see clearly.

The most common symptoms include:
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Sensitivity to glare
  • Colored halos around lights
  • Colors appearing more faded
  • Requiring brighter light for reading

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When to Get Cataract Surgery

As we evaluate your eye health and vision, we'll carefully examine your lens for signs of cataract formation. If a cataract is detected and the clouding is causing visual disruption, our optometrist will refer you to a trusted surgeon for cataract surgery. CustomEyes - Mission will be there for you, providing pre and post cataract surgery care.

As the condition begins to seriously impair your vision and adversely affects your daily life, impacting your ability to read, drive, watch TV or recognize faces, you should seriously consider surgery.

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Your Cataract Surgery Co-Management Specialist in Mission

Our optometry practice in Mission

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

Benefits of Cataract Surgery

  • High success rate

    Cataract surgery, one of the world’s most commonly performed surgeries, has a 95% success rate.

  • Quick and convenient

    This procedure can take just 30 to 45 minutes in an outpatient setting or hospital.

  • Prevents other eye problems

    Removing cataracts can reduce the risk of eye inflammation and pressure inside the eye–a leading cause of glaucoma.

  • Rapid recovery time

    Patients start seeing more clearly within a few days. Colors may seem brighter thanks to the new, clear lens.

Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 08, 2024
This place is great! Such an easy experience and Dr. Dakin was very straightforward and reasonable. ... No upselling or pushy tactics either!
- Dec. 19, 2023
Everything went well and was the most complete and thorough exam I have ever had.
- Nov. 30, 2023
Dr Dakin is wonderful!
- Oct. 11, 2023
Dr Dakin was very professional, thorough, and on time, a great combination.
- Aug. 28, 2023
Great experience as usual. The very reason I have been coming here for years for my vision needs. We... lcome Dr. Dakin!!
- May. 18, 2023
I highly recommend this place, excellent service! They always have available appointments ,very fle... xible with their costumer's schedule. Staff is very friendly ,Dr. Dakin is very professional and uses very modern equipment, and definitely knows what he is doing . I couldn't be happier to be treated here.
- May. 09, 2023
Dr. Brill and staff genuinely care and are very knowledgeable!
- Apr. 28, 2023
Dr. DERKIN THE BEST! Years of red eyes,several dr.'s and this year a good help and care!
- Mar. 16, 2023
Service was great.
- Mar. 02, 2023
Knowledgeable, friendly, Courtney is 🤩
- Feb. 23, 2023
I am so glad I chose Brill Eye Center for my first eye exam. Dr. Dakin made me feel completely comf... ortable in this new experience. He was knowledgeable & very friendly! The Optician, Walter, was awesome! He talked me through choosing my first pair of glasses and did not rush me through my decision. I highly recommend Walter and Dr. Dakin at Brill Eye Center!
- Feb. 22, 2023
Amazing place! Great Staff!! Wouldn't want to take my family anywhere else!
- Feb. 17, 2023
Great doctors and staff! Down to earth and welcoming I environment.
- Feb. 10, 2023
Super helpful staff! Everyone took great care in helping me from when I checked in to trying on glas... ses.
- Jan. 06, 2023
Dr. Brill, and his staff do an amazing job, at making me feel welcome, and comfortable. Dr. Brill h... as so much knowledge and state of the art equipment. I encourage you to experience the Brill Center!
- Dec. 27, 2022
Super helpful. Friendly. Dr Brill and the staff went above and beyond my expectations.
- Dec. 18, 2022
Great staff and doctor.
- Dec. 13, 2022
Bought glasses here earlier this year and had an issue with the way they sit on my nose. Nick, was v... ery knowledgable and easy to work with!
- Nov. 23, 2022
Very friendly, professional and genuinely concerned about my eye issues. Lots of good information ex... plained very clearly. I felt welcome the moment I walked in the door!
- Nov. 09, 2022
Most of the staff and Dr Brill with his wife Debbie are awesome!!!

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How to Prepare for Cataract Surgery

  • Apply antibiotic or anti-inflammatory eyedrops a few days before surgery if instructed to by your eye doctor
  • Arrange for a ride after the surgery, since you won’t be able to drive
  • Wash your face in the morning of the procedure and don’t wear eye makeup, strong perfumes or aftershave

What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery removes your natural cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to improve and restore vision. This common and very safe procedure is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis.

  • The eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) will perform cataract surgery on one eye at a time. That means that you will come in for another surgery on the second eye. The procedure is brief and typically takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
  • The eye doctor will place drops into your eyes to numb them and dilate your pupils. Though you’ll be conscious during the procedure, you may be offered a sedative to help you remain calm. The eye surgeon will then remove your natural lens and replace it with the IOL. You should feel no pain or discomfort thanks to the anesthetic.
What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery After-Care

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After surgery, you may feel a bit drowsy as an after-effect of the sedative. Your eye doctor will prescribe eye drops to prevent infection, inflammation and to reduce pressure within your eye. The surgeon may recommend that you wear an eye patch for a few days after your surgery and the protective shield when you sleep during the recovery period. Make sure to avoid rubbing your eyes or touching them unless necessary.

A day after cataract surgery, we'll provide a post-operative eye exam to make sure that all is well. Your Mission optometrist will further perform a series of follow-up exams in the weeks and months to come. If determined that you require corrective lenses following your cataract surgery, we'll make sure you get the proper prescription.


Cataract Surgery Management FAQs

What are side effects of cataract surgery?

While side effects are rare, there are some issues that people commonly encounter in the days after surgery, as the eyes heal.

  • Dry eye
  • Feeling that something is in the eye
  • Blurry vision
  • Light sensitivity

If any of these side effects do not subside within a week or two, please contact CustomEyes - Mission.

Can I delay cataract surgery

You can delay cataract surgery, but keep in mind that your vision will likely worsen the longer you put off the procedure.

When is cataract surgery not recommended?

Cataract patients who also have age-related macular degeneration or retinal detachment may not respond well to cataract surgery and the new lens may not correct vision.

Can cataract surgery give me 20/20 vision?

If you had great vision before developing cataracts, it’s likely that cataract surgery will restore your sight. Moreover, the IOL inserted into your eye can be designed to correct refractive errors, providing you with clear vision.


Want to see clearly again?

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